The trace element zinc (Zn) is an essential component of plants, animals and humans. Insufficient Zn supply is one of the most widespread problems in human nutrition worldwide.
Contamination of shooting range soils by antimony (Sb), lead (Pb), copper (Cu), and zinc (Zn) released from corroding ammunition has become an issue of public concern...
Plant roots play a crucial role in providing water and nutrients for plant growth, but nutrients and water are usually distributed heterogeneously in soil.
Cadmium (Cd) is a trace metal that has no essential biological functions and is toxic to plants, animals and humans even at low concentrations.
Antimony (Sb) is a relatively rare element in the earth’s crust, but anthropogenic use and in Switzerland especially, shooting practise have led to elevated levels in soils...
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You find us in the CHN building on the F floor.